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The Accidental Philosopher was a virtual representation of one of Bayek's genetic memories, relived by Layla Hassan through the Portable Animus HR-8.


Tjepu has lost her son, Tefibi, and is terrified something has happened to him.


Bayek came across a woman calling for her son in Alexandria's southern docks.

  • Tjepu: Tefibi! Tefibi!
    When I get my hands on that boy he will pray that Osiris had taken him!
    Have you seen my idiot son? No? If you see him send him on my way. I will... buy whatever you have. Even if it is rancid. Tefibi!

Bayek approached the lady.

  • Tjepu: Medjay! Thank the gods! I have not seen one of your kind in many moons.
  • Bayek: What troubles you, little mother?
  • Tjepu: My son, Tefibi. The boy is mad, always running off. He wishes to be some sort of thinker, Set take him! He has taken to searching for a cave near the beach, he should have been back by now.
  • Bayek: If he is lost, I will find him.
  • Tjepi: Thank you, Medjay

Bayek reached the beach.

  • Bayek: This looks to be where she claimed Tefibi was.

Bayek finding torn clothes on the ground

Bayek discovered a bundle of clothes on the ground.

  • Bayek: Someone's clothing. Torn.

Bayek discovered a pool of blood in the water nearby.

  • Bayek: His wounds bled out in the water. He must have swam away.

Bayek discovered a trail of blood on the rocks nearby.

  • Bayek: The blood leads around the lighthouse. I wonder...

Bayek followed the trail to a small hut behind the lighthouse.

  • Bayek: The blood trail leads to this door. I must prepare myself.

Bayek finding Tefibi in the hut

Bayek destroyed the door and discovered a man lying on the floor.

  • Tefibi: Ah!
  • Bayek: Tefibi? Your mother sent me to find you.
  • Tefibi: Well, that's good. I would have hurt you otherwise. With my mind.
  • Bayek: (chuckles) I doubt it little man.
  • Tefibi: Okay please help me up.

Bayek helped Tefibi to stand up.

  • Tefibi: Whoa. Feeling a bit... dizzy. I think I lost a lot of blood.
  • Bayek: Then it is time we get you back to your mother.
  • Tefibi: She will be cross. Ah, fine. Lead on. I have enough strength to leave.

Bayek escorting Tefibi

Bayek and Tefibi left the hut and made their way back to Tjepu.

  • Tefibi: Mother sent a warrior to protect me. A philosopher does need a guard.
  • Bayek: I am not your guard. I am helping your mother.
  • Tefibi: Your badge. The eye of Horus?
  • Bayek: It is my Medjay badge.
  • Tefibi: Medjay? Ahhhhhh. Old Kingdom. Weren't they killed by the Ptolemies?
  • Bayek: They forgot one.
  • Tefibi: Would you let me write your story? The last Medjay would be a fantastic tale.
  • Bayek: Well, what kind of story would you tell, Tefibi?
  • Tefibi: I know! A fable! One to put even Aesopica to shame! I will make you a camel, I think.
  • Bayek: I do not think I would like to be a camel.
  • Tefibi: A shame that. Maybe an eagle? How about a cow?
  • Bayek: Perhaps it is best to continue on from here in silence.
  • Tefibi: Ah. So be it.

A group of soldiers approached both Bayek and Tefibi.

  • Soldier 1: There! Get him. He robbed us!
  • Bayek: You stole from them?
  • Tefibi: Defend my free will warrior!
  • Bayek: I will deal with them.
  • Soldier 1: There! Get that map-thief!
  • Soldier 3: There's the rat that stole from us! Get that thief! Get back here, you gutless snake!
  • Soldier 1: The Phylakitai knows what you've done, thief! We will not let that pass!

Bayek eliminated the soldiers.

  • Bayek: There. That should be all of them.

He returned to Tefibi.

Bayek speaking to Tefibi

  • Bayek: Tefibi did you leave anything else out of your adventure? Say a crate of drachmas?
  • Tefibi: You wound me, Medjay! I am in search of knowledge. And a drachma or two, but never in theft!
  • Bayek: It looks like there are no others coming, Tefibi. Return to your mother and your studies.
  • Tefibi: Come and see me anytime in Alexandria, Medjay! I will be a great philosopher, just you wait.
  • Bayek: I... look forward to it, Tefibi.


Bayek helped Tjepu to find her son Tefibi and bring him to safety.



Assassin's Creed: Origins memories
Main Quests
The Heron Assassination - Homecoming - The Oasis - The False Oracle - May Amun Walk Beside You - Aya - Gennadios the Phylakitai - End of the Snake - Egypt's Medjay - The Scarab's Sting - The Scarab's Lies - Pompeius Magnus - The Hyena - The Lizard's Mask - The Lizard's Face - The Crocodile's Scales - The Crocodile's Jaws - Way of the Gabiniani - Aya: Blade of the Goddess - The Battle of the Nile - The Aftermath - The Final Weighing - Last of the Medjay - Fall of an Empire, Rise of Another - Birth of the Creed
Side Quests
A Gift from the Gods - Incoming Threat - Here Comes a New Challenger - Phylakes' Prey - Lights Among the Dunes - Secrets of the First Pyramids
Gear Up - Family Reunion - Water Rats - Hideaway - Striking the Anvil - The Healer - Prisoners in the Temple - Bayek's Promise
Lake Mareotis
Hidden Tax - The Book of the Dead - Ambush in the Temple - Ulterior Votive - Lady of Slaughter - Birthright - Taste of her Sting
The Accidental Philosopher - The Last Bodyguard - Higher Education - Serapis Unites - A Tithe By Any Other Name - The Shifty Scribe - The Odyssey - Wrath of the Poets - Symposiasts - Phylakitai in the Eye - Cat's Cradle
Old Times - Wild Ride - Blue Hooligans - The Weasel - The Hungry River
Sap-Meh Nome
In Protest - Thick Skin - Fair Trade
Sapi-Res Nome
Conflicts of Interest - Smoke Over Water - All Eyes on Us - Lost Happiness - Abuse of Power - The Tax Master - The Ostrich - New Kid in Town - Worker's Lament - The Old Library
The Planetarium - Precious Bonds - What's Yours Is Mine - A Gift from the Gods
A Dream of Ashes - Blood in the Water - Odor Most Foul - Children of the Streets - Taimhotep's Song - The Baker's Dilemma - Mortem Romanum
Saqqara Nome
Rites of Anubis - First Blood - When Night Falls - A Rebel Alliance
Murder in the Temple - Feeding Faiyum - Curse of Wadjet - Rebel Strike - The Bride - Sobek's Gold - Forging Siwa - The Sickness - Fires of Dionysias - Demons in the Desert
Faiyum Oasis
The Champion - The Man Beast - Sobek's Tears - The Jaws of Sobek - Bad Faith - Shadya's Rest - Fighting for Faiyum
Herakleion Nome
Recon Work - Loose Cargo - Reunion - Predator to Prey
Uab Nome
Seven Farmers
Atef-Pehu Nome
The Matriarch
Green Mountains
Unseeing Eyes - One Bad Apple - The Good Roman - Playing with Fire - Taking Liberty - Halo of the Huntress - Carpe Diem - Shadows of Apollo
His Secret Service
The Flea of Cyrene - The Lure of Glory - The Mousetrap - Founding Father - Pax Romana - Cat and Mouse - Absolute Power - Are You Not Entertained? - The Smugglers of Cyrene - Dead in the Water - My Brother for a Horse - Here Comes a New Challenger
Isolated Desert
Plight of the Rebels
Event Quests
Antique Trafficking - Control Nuisance - Lost and Found - Missing Worker - Stolen Goods
Ambush At Sea - Secrets of the First Pyramids
The Hidden Ones
Main Quests
The Hidden Ones - The Land of Turquoise - Where the Slaves Die - The Walls of the Ruler - The Setting Sun - No Chains Too Thick - Sic Semper Tyrannis - The Greater Good
Side Quests
Klysma Nome
Rise of Shaqilat - Howls of the Dead - The Ballad of Si-Mut and Gertha - The Killer Shadow - Shadows of the Scarab
Madiama Nome
Respect Thy Brother
Arsinoe Nome
Shards from a Star
The Curse of the Pharaohs
Main Quests
The Curse of the Pharaohs - No Honor Amongst Thebes - The Lady of Grace - Cleansing Rite - Something Rotten - Soured Libations - Aten Rising - The Heretic - Blood in the Water - The King of Kings - A Pharaoh's Shadow - A Pharaoh's Heart and Name - A Pharaoh's Hemset - A Pharaoh's Ka
Side Quests
The Theban Triad - Master of the Secret Things - Perchance to Dream
Theban Necropolis
Burnt Offerings - A Sister's Vow - Idol Hands - Drowned Tools - A Motherless Child - Unfair Trade
Thebes Nome
Crocodile Tears - National Treasures
Yebu Nome
Losers Weepers - Fish Out Of Water - Laid to Rest
Love or Duty
Gods or Creed - The Cat - The Ibis - The Hawk
Heb Sed
Follower or Leader
Shield or Blade - A Necessary Evil - Khepri's Amulet - The God's Spark